Host: Savannah Guthrie
Robert Gibbs - Obama Campaign Advisor
Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN)
Guthrie: OMG the rebels have discovered
a weakness in Qaddafi’s defenses
Audience: the more he tightens his grip
the more they slip through his fingers
Guthrie: Bob only 26% approve of Obama
on the economy
Gibbs: he has a jobs plan you know
Guthrie: good to know
Gibbs: this election will be about
Wall Street vs Main Street
Guthrie: what about people sleeping
on the street
Gibbs: Obama inherited a major crisis
Guthrie: he’s been President for 2 1/2 years
Gibbs: we need the GOP to put aside
partisanship work and work with Obama
Guthrie: Obama said he would be a
one-term President if the economy
didn't turn around
Gibbs: Obama can’t do it alone Savannah
Guthrie: he had a Democratic Congress
Gibbs: and when we did we had
strong economic growth!
Guthrie: do you really think patent reform
Gibbs: it’s a start
Guthrie: why doesn’t Obama make the case
for what he wants?
Gibbs: he does that every day and the
Republicans reject their own ideas because
they’re afraid it might help Obama get reelected
Guthrie: why doesn’t Obama create some jobs
Gibbs: we lost 8 million jobs in the recession
Guthrie: that’s bad
Gibbs: we can’t go back to a time when
Wall Street ran everything
Guthrie: should Obama take a vacation
when the Dow is dropping?
Gibbs: what better place to console
Wall Street bankers than Martha’s Vineyard?
Guthrie: but it looks bad!
Gibbs: they have cell phone service
there now you know
Guthrie: Rick Perry said Obama doesn’t
love America because he never served
in the armed forces
Gibbs: Rick also said he wants to secede
from the United States
Guthrie: Bachmann said Obama fears her most
Gibbs: she is pretty damn scary
Gibbs: why does Texas have such a
crappy school system? Why does Romney
have such a bad jobs record? Who shot J.R.??
Guthrie: I believe that was Rick Perry
Gibbs: you see my point
Guthrie: is your strategy to portray
Mitt Romney as weird?
Gibbs: Romney is worried we’re regulating
Wall Street too much - that is weird
Guthrie: what happened to
‘Change We Can Believe In’?
Gibbs: do you want George W Bush again?
Well do you??
[ break ]
Guthrie: Mitch who do you support
Guthrie: GOP voters are desperate
enough to speculate about Rudy Giuliani
Daniels: the more the merrier I say
Guthrie: so you admit the current field is weak
Daniels: we need someone who can
unify the whole nation
Guthrie: who can possibly do that?
Daniels: Paul Ryan is the one hope
for poor people in this county
Guthrie: sounds like you want him to run
Daniels: I love that unpopular geek
Guthrie: you urged polite rhetoric but
Rick Perry threatened to shoot the Fed Chairman
Daniels: he was right - the Republican
Federal Reserve will destroy America to help Obama
Guthrie: he accused Bernanke of treason!
Daniels: well printing money is pretty bad
Guthrie: the candidates would reject 10-1
spending cuts from tax increases!
Daniels: the Democrats are just as bad
because they won’t get rid of Medicaid
Guthrie: how does a high debt cost jobs?
Daniels: Obama high debt had led to
high interest rates which wrecks the economy!
Guthrie: interest rates are at an all time low!
Daniels: we can’t afford these high rates!
Guthrie: what are you talking about?
Daniels: regulations are too damm high!
Guthrie: will you run for President?
Daniels: ha no
Guthrie: how about Vice President?
Daniels: oh my god
Guthrie: thanks for coming Mitch
[ break ]
Guthrie: should Rick Perry have accused
Ben Bernanke of treason?
Noonan: Reagan was benign and cuddly
and he could sell destructive policies with a
twinkle in his eye
Bartiromo: Perry was pushed over the edge
by Obama’s failure of leadership
Guthrie: it’s a throwback to the 80s
questioning Obama’s patriotism!
Dionne: someone tell Rick Perry that
Obama and Bernanke are not hippies
Ford: Perry has so many wonderful qualities
- why doesn’t he talk about that instead?
Guthrie: good point
Ford: I think the GOP will nominate
someone serious and terrific
Guthrie: like who?
Ford: Chris Christie
Guthrie: who can save the GOP??
Ford: Rudy Giuliani
Guthrie: can Sarah Palin save America?
Noonan: this is how desperate people are
- they’re begging Mitch Daniels to run
Dionne: we don’t need another candidate
- they all agree we should return
to the Gilded Age
Guthrie: Bachmann said she will return
to $1.99 gas
Bartiromo: sounds good to me
Guthrie: is that realistic?
Bartiromo: at least Bachmann has a
vision for America
Dionne: more like a hallucination
Guthrie: Obama shouldn’t go on vacation
unlike other Presidents
Noonan: there is a sense out there that a
real leader would not go to Martha’s Vineyard
Ford: I’ve been talking to big businesses
and they tell me they would love less
regulations and lower taxes
Bartiromo: the markets would love that
Guthrie: would they really?
Bartiromo: Businesses are sitting on
$2.5 trillion and they are waiting until
Republicans get elected and lower
taxes even more
Guthrie: of course
Bartiromo: Dodd-Frank is the law so
why are regulations being written to enforce it?
Ford: stop bashing Wall Street!
Dionne: Wall Street should go on tv and
support a new stimulus
Guthrie: why doesn’t Obama go on tv and say
‘by golly this is what I want’
Dionne: right - then people know
what you stand for
Guthrie: Peggy you said Obama is a loser
Noonan: yes a dorky skinny indonesian loser
Guthrie: Obama is reading a bunch of
Dionne: no one like a brainac
Guthrie: speaking of that - Michele Bachmann
won the Iowa straw poll
Bartiromo: she can give us confidence as a
world beating economy
Ford: Mitch Daniels must hate Mitt Romney
or he wouldn’t praise Paul Ryan
Guthrie: he is adorable
Ford: Wall Street is Main Street dammit!
Guthrie: and that’s another episode of
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